A guide to making a personal injury claim

By Howard Willis

Quittance's national network of personal injury solicitors help clients across the country keep more of their compensation.

No matter whether you live in East Calder or anywhere else in the UK, our personal injury lawyers are able to manage your claim and we will set up a medical assessment at a medical centre near your home.

Can I make a claim for compensation?

If you have been injured, or were diagnosed with an injury or illness, in the last three years and another party owed you a duty of care, our personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for financial compensation.

Eligibility to claim

People who have received a diagnosis of a medical condition or illness like noise-induced deafness may still be eligible for compensation even where the illness's cause happened years or even decades earlier. In such cases, it is the date of knowledge, or diagnosis that matters.

Whether a claim is being made for a work-related illness in East Calder or road accident, there are three main elements to proving a claim. It needs to be proven that:

  • the person or company causing the injury owed you a duty of care
  • the duty of care was breached
  • this breach caused your illness or injury

A no-obligation phone consultation with a East Calder personal injury solicitor will give information and useful advice.

How much can I claim?

The financial compensation you are likely to get is based on the seriousness of your injuries. Our easy to use compensation calculator provides you with a good idea of your potential compensation award.

Work accident claims in East Calder

Worker injured in accident

Quittance has helped people, from plasterers to corporate treasurers, to secure financial compensation settlements.

Read more: Work injury compensation claim

Road traffic accident claims in East Calder

Cars involved in a road accident

Quittance's panel of best of breed no win, no fee solicitors are experienced in negotiating maximum settlements for people hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in East Calder.

Road accidents involving all vehicles in East Calder are common. Gov.uk statistics show a total of 502 accidents (450 slight accidents, 47 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in West Lothian local authority. In 2014 total accidents had decreased to 414. Incidents in the East Calder region in 2013 included car crashes on the A71 and A899 roundabout and on the single carriageway of the B8046 and B7015 junction.

Read more: Road accident compensation claim

Other types of claim

Industrial disease

Litigators can assist with securing compensation for a multitude of industrial illnesses that include anything from bladder cancer to asthma caused by grain.

Read more: No win, no fee industrial disease claim

Slip, trip and fall injuries

Health and Saftey Executive (HSE) statistics underscore the fact that employee slips and trips are the most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work as a whole in 2015. They are often related to injuries filed under a different category such as being struck by machinery or a drowning accident. Public liability accident claims injuries like sprained ankles sustained on potholes are also common with dislodged paving slab trips having happened on Main St.

East Calder experts for serious injury compensation claims

The impact of a serious or catastrophic injury is acknowledged by solicitors and insurers when they are calculating injury compensation. By relieving the financial pressure a major injury imposes on a Claimant and their family, compensation helps them to concentrate on recovery.

Read more: No win, no fee catastrophic injury claims

Medical negligence in East Calder

Clinical negligence, until recently referred to as medical negligence, is the term used to describe a failing by a healthcare provider. Our panel of personal injury solicitors acting for West Lothian and East Calder have been instructed on negligence claims brought against hospitals including St John's Hospital, Howden West, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6PP.

Read more: No win, no fee clinical negligence claims

East Calder No Win, No Fee Solicitors

You can confidently make a claim without any financial risk with Quittance's No Win, No Fee guarantee. Our national network of solicitors cover East Calder and across the UK.

Find out more about No win, no fee compensation.

Has Quittance handled many East Calder claims?

Quittance is a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists claimants in East Calder, West Lothian and across the country, get compensated for their injuries.

Our specialist solicitors have helped 100's of injured claimants throughout West Lothian get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, including car accidents and ladder accidents.

With a success rate of over 90%, our service is designed to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Local medical appointments, home visits (where necessary) and an expert team, means you can focus on your recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This means you will never be out of pocket.

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer for your claim

It can take several months for the majority of claims to conclude. Cases for very serious injury or illness can take much longer. All solicitors are regulated by the SRA, however the quality of service does vary.

Your solicitor should be someone you can rely on throughout the claims process to offer specialist legal guidance and compassionate practical advice.

Will I need to select a local East Calder solicitor ?

The location of a solicitor is not important as injury cases are normally run by phone, post and email.

However, you should go with a company that provides medical facilities near you as you will usually have to attend a medical examination.

Read more : Do Quittance offer medical home visits?

Solicitors working on a No Win, No Fee basis generally charge a success fee and for ATE insurance. Deductions from a Claimant's compensation for displaced metatarsal fractures, for example, ranges from ?11,110 to ?20,185 (based on 2015 market data).

You should be aware of how much of your compensation will be taken to cover these fees.

What should be considered when comparing East Calder solicitor reviews?

There is often no substitute for phoning a solicitor to discuss your case directly. Personal injury solicitor reviews are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels taken by individual firms.